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Paintless Dent Removal

SpeedeeGonzalez

TMO Beginner
3
4
San Francisco Bay Area
HPDE
Under 3 Years
Hey All,

I am the owner of #199 2013 Boss 302, and I had a paintless dent removal job done a while back, in which I had a tiny dent on the D-pillar fixed.

The technician had to drill a 1/2” or thereabout hole into the sheet metal behind the left tail lamp to access the dent, and now I’m just wondering if the structural integrity of the vehicle has been compromised should I take the car to the track and undergo high-speed torsional movement.

What are your thoughts? Do I need to weld the hole or reinforce it to ensure that there won’t be any twisting around the drill hole area? Thanks for your advice!


-Dan
 

SpeedeeGonzalez

TMO Beginner
3
4
San Francisco Bay Area
HPDE
Under 3 Years
Hang out with this group and before you know it you’ll be taking a 3” hole saw to your front shock towers for additional camber! No worries on a small hole like that in the sheet metal.
You’re welcome. Glad to help. It’s often easier to explain why or that something isn’t a concern...but difficult when the opposite is the case!
you should've seen the hole I drilled in this one to knock it out..

you could've driven a Kia through it... oh wait

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Haha thanks everyone for being so welcoming, I’m really glad people here are so genuine and helpful! Hopefully I run into some of you guys on the track one of these days.

By the way, if anyone’s interested, I found a pic with a similar hole to mine. I guess it’s nothing like half a shock tower cut out, or a Kia absorbing black hole, so I feel more relieved about this during my first track day haha!

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